USA – A British woman who was extradited to New York from the United Kingdom has been sentenced to a year in prison for performing a botched butt lift that killed a TV producer in 2015.
Donna Francis burst into tears in court on Thursday when Queens Supreme Court Judge Kenneth Holder handed down the sentence a month after the woman pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the death of Kelly Mayhew.
Mayhew, 34, died from ‘systemic silicone emboli’, which is when silicone enters the bloodstream, in May 2015 after she and her mother drove from Maryland to Queens for the procedure.
Francis was initially indicted in 2016 for the death of Mayhew, a television producer who paid $1,600 to have the procedure in the basement of Francis’ Queens home.
As per the terms of her extradition, she was given no more than a year in prison, something that Judge Holder and family members of Mayhew called an injustice.